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Sadler Seminar workshop: Quantifying bilingualism

There will be a workshop on Quantifying Bilingual Experience on Thursday 13th of October in Seminar Room 1 at the LHRI.

All cordially invited.

9:00-10:00 Language dominance based on a questionnaire for parents of bilingual children (PABIQ): child bilingualism in France

Philippe Prévost and Laurie Tuller (University of Tours, France)

10:00-11:00 Quantifying bilingual experience: using the (U)BiLEC to estimate input quantity and quality

Sharon Unsworth (University of Nijmegen, NL)

11:00-12:00 The Bilingual Profile Index: a gradient measure of bilingual experience

Cécile De Cat (University of Leeds) and Ludovica Serratrice (University of Reading)

This workshop is part of a Sadler Seminar Series on “Young Bilinguals and their Language of Schooling”. This Sadler Seminar series, funded by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute, brings together psychologists, education specialists and linguists to explore issues related to the assessment of bilingual children’s proficiency in the language of schooling how to measure the amount and quality of bilinguals’ experience in each of their languages the complex relationships between language proficiency, cognitive development and well-being intervention programmes aiming to support bilingual children’s language development.

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Millennials v baby boomers: a battle we could have done without

Last week, L-CYR member Kim Allen published a piece in The Conversation which takes a critical perspective on recent public debates about the plight of millennial within contexts of economic crisis and austerity. Co-written with Steve Roberts of Monash University, the article argues that the focus on ‘generational war’ between ‘baby-boomers’ and the young obscure continued inequalities of class, gender and race that shape how young people are faring within the current landscape.

You can read their article in full here

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